Disk partitioning is the act of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as 'partitions'

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Unable to boot/mount Ubuntu?

So, I am trying to install Ubuntu Version 12.04 LTS on an Acer Aspire Series 5742Z running Windows 7 Home Premium. To accomplish this, I carried out the following steps: I went into the Windows ...
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Reinstall Ubuntu on Custom Partitions

I am attempting to reinstall ubuntu 13.04 without losing my installed software and /home docs. I have read countless threads on this same topic, but nothing seems to apply to my situation. When I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on SSD (system) and HDD (data). Missing /grub/i386-pc/normal.mod

I've got a HDD (750 GB) and a SSD (16 GB). I want to install Ubuntu (13.10) on the SSD, but because of its small size, I need to install /home, /var and /tmp on the HDD. After that, I would like to ...
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Partition table nonresponsive during instal

I started a Ubuntu install, but the impetuous teenager (IT) at the controls "did stuff" that resulted in an install failure. We had arrived at the partition table. Now, there are no clickable actions ...
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how to install 13.04 on a partitioned hardrive

First, not a computer literate person, not even a novice- so please use small words. I recently made the switch to ubuntu, it came preloaded on my new laptop that I order from a big tech dot com site....
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Ubuntu 13.10 software raid

I had already Ubuntu OS installed on my desktop PC, where the software RAID 5 is configured ( 3 partitions /, swap and home ). This system was upgraded from the 11.04 till 13.04, it was quite messy, ...
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Verify if root is encrypted or just home -

Can I verify/check if a partition (root and home) is encrypted? If it's not encrypted, can I encrypt after installing, or do I need to install again? I want to have root and home partitions ...
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Is it possible to run four os's on a single laptop with 1TB HDD AND 8GB RAM [duplicate]

I want to install Kali linux on my laptop which was preinstalled with windows 8,windows 8.1,Ubuntu 13,04. Windows 8 installed on dev/sda1Windows 8.1 installed on dev/sda6Ubuntu 13.04 installed on ...
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Why am I having so many problems installing Ubuntu 13.10 alongside Vista?

I am trying to setup my laptop to dual boot Ubuntu 13.10 and Windows Vista. I get as far as the drive table and it either freezes up or I get an error saying "unable to satisfy partition parameters" ...
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Lost extended partition after installing windows

I was using Ubuntu 13.04 and the hard disk was partitioned as follows: Primary Ext4 (250GB) Linux Extended (250GB) and Ext3 or Ext4 logical partition Linux Swap (4GB) I have installed Windows 7, ...
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After Apple upgrade I'm unable to boot into my ubuntu 13.10 via refit partition [duplicate]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 13.10 on a minimac through a refit partition (500gb mac - 1.5 tb linux). Today I took an apple upgrade to OSX Maverick which was fine and when I tried to boot back into ...
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how to set up ubuntu in an empty partition i created on my laptop hd

I took 50 gigs of space and partitioned it off in windows. I then removed rights from any user with access to the computer as it is part of a domain. I'm not pc literate enough to know exactly which ...
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Drive re-partitioning how do i add the unallocated space to dev sda2?

Here is what my drives look like: sda2 is a windows drive and sda6 is ubuntu. Not necessarily using gparted, what is the best way to extend sda2 so that is had the unallocated space added to it?
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How to partition an encrypted disk

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 and formatted my whole HDD ,and i chose to encrypt the disk and it automatically chose the LVM option (and put it as a logical partition) now after Ubuntu installed i tried ...
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Grub cannot boot Windows 7 loader entry on 3tb drive

It fails and it says 'cannot find device'. It will work again if I reinstall Windows, and use something like EasyBCD. But I'd like grub as a loader only, can someone help me out here? My system has a ...
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Installing Ubuntu on btrfs over multiple drives

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04, I managed to combine a couple of outdated askubuntu answers, as well as some of the btrfs documentation in order to figure out how to install Ubuntu over two SSDs using ...
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ubuntu installer is not detecting windows and existing partitions

while instlling ubuntu 12.04/13.04 the installer doesnt detect my partitions and my windows 7 OS, so I cant install them side by side. I create through windows tool the partition D but i cant see it. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 installation errors

first of all i know there are a hundred duplicates of this question but i tried EVERYTHING that is written on these posts and the guides refrenced by them but i havnt succeeded yet. i will try to ...
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Why do I need an extended partition?

What is an extended partition? Why do I need to use it to install Ubuntu if I already have four partitions that are factory installed?
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Dual Booting Sony Vaio with 4 Primary Partitions Already [duplicate]

I have been trying to dual-boot my Sony Vaio for a few weeks now. I am able to get to get to the installation menu, however, I am not given the option of running Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. So, I ...
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Cannot Partition Using GParted

Here's a screenshot that might help. Basically, I'm trying to partition this hard drive which currently only has Ubuntu 13.04. However, GParted does not allow me to do anything. When I click on "...
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Should Making a New Disk for Wubi be fast?

Should making a new Wubi disk take a very long time? I am currently following along to the steps in this answer for increasing the root partition space for my Ubuntu Wubi install: Increase size of ...
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GRUB error-can i format HDD and fix it

I deleted my ubuntu partitions from windows XP now when i start up it says grub error.. i do not have any important information on my pc(all backed up to cloud) can i just format the whole thing and ...
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Cant unmount my Hard Drive!

So I really want to dual boot windows xp and Ubuntu. But when I enter the installer for xp it says not enough partition space or something... So I go to unmount it and this is what I get... josiah@...
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Partition errorno 28

While installing from my flash stick which is 4gb big, the installer says I no more have hard drive in space in my created partitions. Problem is I did no create any partitions,but my laptop says ...
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Migrate server with Clonezilla to larger disk

I have a virtual Ubuntu server with a 40 GB hdd. I used Clonezilla and created an disk image of that server. The reason I want to clone it is because of disk space (I need more). The other server is ...
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Computer not recognizing 13.10 as a boot option after install from live USB

I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 64 bit and Saucy 64 bit on a non-UEFI i5 Sony Vaio (except with all Vaio stuff removed) laptop with 8 GB RAM. This is not my first attempt at installing Ubuntu; I ...
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File system doesn't have expected sizes for Windows to like it

I'm trying to copy my partitions to another hard disk so that I can break the RAID 0 that my laptop came with. I'm using gparted. There's a 40mb partition in the beginning of the hard disk (raid array)...
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Creating Volume Group on Root Partition

I am currently doing some Virtualisation lab works in which I need to run Virtual Machines on Xen hypervisor. I need to create Logical Volumes on Volume Groups. I can create a new Volume Group ...
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/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-swap_1 is not ready or not present

This is frustrating as heck, I moved away from Windows 7 OS because of issues, errors, and such and was sold to Ubuntu because it was supposed to be reliable, and now errors and issues right after ...
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All my files are gone

I am new to ubuntu, i tried to install it from a usb drive created by LiLi in windows, now when i reboot and start installing ubuntu, i did not get " install alongside windows 8 " option for a reason, ...
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How to recover Windows files after new ubuntu installation wiped everything?

Well basically I was dualbooting Win8 and Ubuntu 13.04. I wanted to try out 13.10. So I booted a life usb and selected the option "Erase Ubuntu 13.04 and Install 13.10". And turns out the new ...
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Storage partition: mount point during installation or later?

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop. I decided to create a logical partition to store my big files (music, videos, pictures...) somewhere else than the home folder, so I created this partition ...
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Can't remove GPT data from MBR

I am having difficulty getting the Ubuntu installer (and gparted) to recognize the partitions on my MBR type disk. Other operating systems and disk tools read the disk structure and the files on it ...
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Is my partition useless?

Installed ubuntu, and it didn't give me a choice as to where it was going to be installed. Partitioned about half my drive before, is my partition useless now?
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How to choose between windows and ubuntu at startup

I'm new to Ubuntu and been wanting to install it on my laptop. Only thing I was wondering before doing so is will I receive the option to switch between it and windows at start up? And which option do ...
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Standalone installation of ubuntu 13.10

I have windows 8 installed on my PC and now i want to install ubuntu 13.10 as a standalone OS i.e. i dont want to keep windows 8. I have 3 partition on my HDD. 350 MB (Boot Files in NTFS) 100 GB (...
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How can i install ubuntu on my ntfs hdd without formatting?

My hdd is just one partition in ntfs (500gb) and 430 gb is used by my photos/movies/music etc which i never will want to lose. Actually i installed ubuntu on a usb flash drive (using it right now) but ...
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Difference between linux subdirectories [duplicate]

I am building a computer and installing Linux of it. I am considering of getting: A small capacity SSD for frequently accessed files (such as the OS and programs), A small capacity hard drive for ...
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How do I perform an installation with RAID1 HDDs and two SSDs?

I have a setup with 2 HDDs (1TB), 2 SSDs (32GB and 120GB) and 16GB RAM, and I want to do the following: Put the two HDDs in a RAID 1 for redundancy, and use that volume for the bulk of file-saving, ...
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How to create two partitions?

I have a 80Gb HDD with one partition for Ubuntu and want to partition it into two partitions 60G/20G. How can I do this?
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Need help to sort out partitions with Mac OS X + Ubuntu Dual Boot

I have a MacbookPro8,1 with a 500GB HDD, running OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion. I used the Disk Utility app on Mac OS to create a new 50GB free space partition to install Ubuntu on. I installed rEFIt ...
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unable to boot ubuntu with window xp

I have 500gb of HDD, my partition are like this 80 GB windows (primary partition) /dev/sda1 80 GB ubuntu 12.04 (primary partition) (/dev/sda2) and remaining extended partition of >300 GB (/dev/sda4) ...
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I did a factory reset on windows 7 and now I can't boot into Ubuntu, how can I fix this? [duplicate]

I switched over to Ubuntu about a month ago after Windows 7 was corrupted and wouldn't boot anymore. I recently decided to restore Windows 7 so I could play a game on it. Unfortunately I had no ...
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12.04 Automount EXT4 [duplicate]

I have a secondary hard drive on my computer. It has a partition that is ext4 that I set up for Ubuntu. I would like for it to be mounted automatically. I tried using the Disk Utility that I installed ...
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How to get Ubuntu 13.10 installer to recognize Windows' existence?

Saw you posted this question, and comment: 13.10 and 12.04 discs say I have no Windows 7 on my hard drive Can't get it to work; similar problem. You wrote: "I was able to find a fix. the problem was ...
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How can I install Ubuntu Saucy Server with BTRFS?

So, a week ago I installed the latest beta version of Ubuntu Saucy Server in a MacMini using BTRFS as only partition to mount / on it (I know it's not recommended to do this, but it's not the point ...
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Auto-Mount Hard drive -GUI [duplicate]

One of my start up application uses a 2nd hard drive. When I start my computer it always says that the files have gone missing, when in reality they hard drive is just not mounted. The mount point is /...
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Resize file system partition

How Can I add more space to my FileSystem partition. I read some answers here but this answers not work with me and this is the problem : When I boot from CD live, Gparted give me the choose for ...
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Dual boot Win 7 Ubuntu - home and boot partitions have no mount point

After installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 on a Windows 7 laptop, running Ubuntu Disk Utility showed the following partition information; /dev/sda1 NTFS, Bootable, Filesystem, Labled: System Reserved, 105MB, ...